HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review - HotHardware

HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review

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The HTC One X ships with Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) v4.0.3, with HTC’s Sense 4.0 overlay. Overall, we really like the additions offered by Sense 4.0 and the build of ICS on the phone just feels more polished than some others we have experienced.

   

 
HTC One X Stock Home Screens (Blank Screens Omitted)

Out of the box, the home screens aren’t overly cluttered, but they can be quickly and easily customized anyway. Responsiveness to touch is excellent on the HTC One X, perhaps the best we have experienced on any device. There is virtually no lag when touching / dragging items, pinch to zoom is fluid and responsive, and transition animations are smooth as silk. Launching applications is also very quick—the device just feels fast.

The true HD Super-LCD screen on the HTC One X is also very good. Colors are vibrant without seeming overly saturated and the screen has excellent brightness. The glossy display is somewhat hard to see in direct sunlight, but that is par for the course with smartphones today. Viewing angles are very good, which makes for easy sharing of content with others around you, even when not directly in front of the device. The true HD Super-LCD screen itself offers a relatively high resolution of 1280x720, which results in crisp and sharp images that rival the best smartphones available today.

   
HTC One X Stock App Installation

In addition to the standard fare included with Android 4.0, the HTC One X comes preloaded with a number of other applications. Preloaded on the device are HTC Watch, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube HD, Google Maps, Google Talk, and Amazon Kindle, along with a few AT&T branded apps, namely AT&T Navigator, Hotspots, Family Map, U-Verse Live TV, Code Scanner, My Wireless, Ready2Go, and YP Mobile.

Using the actual phone portion of the HTC One X was also very good (you know, these things can actually make calls). Sound quality making calls is excellent--we sounded well on the recipient's end and callers sounded good to us. The One X held onto calls as good or better than other phones we've tested as well.

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This is an awesome phone the only thing I don't like is the iPhone in it (closed back) with no removable battery or storage key. I love the display but will probably just wait for a minute and see what else drops. I would love something like the Galaxy note I could root, use as a phone, credit card receptacle, e-reader etc as for now my Sensation is still doing well I would just like a slightly larger screen especially for e-reading.

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That a pretty sweet phone for sure. It's unfortunate that there is no expandable storage though. I've been keeping an eye on this phone for a while, but I really like the ability to expand storage capacity. I'm currently still using my HTC Desire (3yr contract), but looking at upgrading this summer. After using only 8GB on the Desire, (I've waited to buy a 32GB micro SD card) I'm definitely looking for at least 32GB of storage to hold all my music on my phone.

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Is it true that US market is getting Quad core version of same mobile whereas European and other markets will have to survive on Dual core only?

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Im pretty sure you have that backwards. Us gets the dual core model. Europe gets quad core model.

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The sprint version will have atleast the expandable storage but not the removable battery in it.

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I like HTC. They always have dependable and sturdy phones but I'm still running fine on my Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch til the SIII hits America.

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Removable battery is a deal killer. I do not know why companies cannot get specs correct. How much extra is it to include a removable battery? As for dual to quad core.. NVIDIA, come on! Where is the LTE support?

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